Children's Program Specialist (CDC-Master Teacher)
Butte-Glenn Community College
Closing Date/Time: 6/13/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
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Location: Main Campus, CA
Department: Office of Instruction
Full time 40 hours per week, 9 months per year (dependent on the academic calendar)
CSEA-Range 21; $3,377.66 per month
Tentative interview dates: July 9th and 10th
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Some highlights and details associated with this position:
This Children's Program Specialist position will be in Butte College's Child Development Center (CDC). The goal of the CDC is to provide high-quality childcare that is respectful of and responsive to children by developing a partnership with parents and families. We also aim to provide high-quality lab instruction to incoming college students who are learning to work in the CDC. At the CDC, we don't just accept the diversity of children, families, staff, and college students, we celebrate, support, and thrive on it for the benefit of our entire learning community.
The Children's Program Specialist position will perform the following duties:
- Celebrate and support diversity by promoting an inclusive learning environment for all children, families, staff, and college students.
- Provide responsive, relationship-based care and create a stimulating environment for children.
- Develop creative and developmentally-appropriate activities based on children's interests that promote a passion for learning.
- Build and cultivate partnerships and relationships with families, by maintaining open communication and supporting continual involvement.
- Create a nurturing environment that promotes play and a sense of discovery and wonder.
- Work in a collaborative relationship with families, other CDC staff, lab students, and college faculty.
Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.
For over 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.
The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 56% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 2% are African American, 1% are Native American, and 5% are multi-ethnic. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.
The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
Under direction of an administrator, plans, implements and evaluates a developmentally-based curriculum for Center participants as permitted under the Child Development Permit - Master Teacher Level. Prepares accurate records and reports; maintains a safe and healthful environment.
The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk *
- Plans and implements a developmentally-based curriculum for Center participants in various areas, including but not limited to dramatic play, creative arts, science, nutrition, math, music, language arts, psychomotor and perceptual development, community and cultural concepts, health, safety, toilet training and character development*
- Sets up the daily pre-school environment and maintains a safe and healthful environment*
- Models effective adult-child relationships and provides guidance techniques for Center participants, interns, service learners and observers to ensure a continuous quality program; serves as a resource for service learners, interns, etc.; redirects inappropriate methods when necessary*
- Maintains an open line of communication between Center staff, parents, students and District personnel*
- Provides input into the evaluations for student's, service learner's and intern's on-going projects*
- Provides ongoing feedback to Child Development lab students and provides documentation to faculty for final grade determination*
- Delegates various tasks and provides direction to substitute and short-term employees, students and participating parents*
- Implements all Center policies, procedures and guidelines; including safety policies and regulations*
- Prepares and provides written assessments and evaluations regarding growth, progress and development of children to parents and staff, as well as planning and conducting parent-teacher conferences and home/school communication*
- Receives and responds to inquiries regarding the Center, its purpose and activities from prospective students and parents*
- Participates in the design, preparation, implementation and evaluation of classroom and instructional materials appropriate for learning activities for both young children and their families. Determines purchasing needs for instructional material, supplies and equipment*
- Maintains program and participant records with accuracy and confidentiality; documents accidents and other non-routine incidents*
- Performs clerical functions and responsibilities related to the functions assigned, which include but are not limited to; composing, typing and distributing correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, reports, bulletins, questionnaires, purchase orders, emails, forms, etc*
- Assists in the appropriate application of technology within Center operations to improve the accuracy and efficiency of record keeping and enhanced learning across all aspects of the Center.
- Assists in the assessment of parent concerns and with parent orientations to insure effective understanding of and involvement in Center policies and procedures on the part of program families; assists in on-going parent education events and experiences.
- Utilizes community resources under the direction of the Center Director.
- Attends staff meetings and may attend professional meetings and conferences at direction of the Center Director.
- May serve on a variety of District committees as requested.
- May perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.
- Bachelor's degree in early childhood education/child development, elementary education, family and consumer sciences, early childhood special education which encompasses the following: child development and learning of children, birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development, or the equivalent*; AND
- Completed three (3) semester units in infant care; AND
- Completed three (3) semester units of supervised field experience in an Early Childhood Education/Child Development setting.
* Bachelor's degree equivalency is a Bachelor's degree in any discipline, with a minimum of 36 college semester units in early childhood education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education that encompasses the following: child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development, including relevant field-based experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Hold Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR cards or, at time of hire, show proof of course enrollment and once obtained, must maintain valid card(s) throughout duration of employment with the District.
- Hold or meet all requirements to obtain a Master Teacher Permit at time of application, and once obtained, must maintain valid permit throughout duration of employment with the District*.
- Experience working with parents.
- Experience working with specialized groups, e.g., children, birth to five years of age, special education, pre-school, etc..
- Experience with early childhood assessment / screening.
- Hold and maintain a valid driver's license throughout duration of employment with the District.
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
May be acquired through education, training and/or experience.
Knowledge of: District policies and procedures; a college laboratory pre-school environment, including the relationship between the collegiate programs and the day-to-day operation of a Child Development Center; principles and practices of child growth and development; developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive early childhood curriculum; teaching principles, techniques and concepts used in early childhood education; health, safety and nutrition rules and regulation requirements of young children; child development and psychology; first aid and CPR applicable for pediatrics; disciplinary and supervision techniques for children; Title 5 and Title 22 licensing requirements; methods of observing, recording and evaluating both child and adult behavior; principles and practices of student-teacher mentoring; interpersonal skills including empathy, tact, patience and respect.
Ability to: design, lead and apply age appropriate instructional activities and curriculum for children; work independently with little direction; plan and organize activities for children; operate instructional equipment; administer first aid; remain calm and patient in stressful situations; apply good judgment; utilize keyboarding skills commensurate with the required functions for this position; operate computers and related equipment; prepare and maintain records with accuracy, completeness and confidentiality; learn and interpret District and department rules, regulations, policies and procedures; follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; work effectively with a diverse population; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; maintain confidentiality; make necessary mathematic calculations with accuracy.
WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
No assigned permanent staff to supervise. Provides input into the evaluations of students' on-going projects; provides feedback to faculty to assist in determining lab grade for Practicum and work-study students; delegates various tasks to substitute and short-term employees, students and program participants.
Occasional moderate lifting of furnishings, children, equipment and boxes (30-50 pounds); frequent walking and standing, kneeling, crouching, sitting on the floor; interacting with children.
Faculty, staff, administrators, students and the general public.
Normal pre-school environment; occasional moderate lifting; exposure to harsh cleaning agents and communicable diseases; subject to changing priorities while meeting established deadlines.
- The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
- Education Code 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
- As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.
The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.
The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING CURRENT BUTTE COLLEGE EMPLOYEES, MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.
All on-line attachment types require that you attach a document.
Please describe in your cover letter how your past experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.
RESUME OR VITA:
Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION:
Please use the link below to access the document for recording how you meet the following minimum qualifications. This document must be completed and attached to your application using the "Eligibility Verification" attachment type. This is a fillable form using Internet Explorer only. Click here for the link to the Minimum Qualifications Eligibility Verification Form. (Download PDF reader)
TRANSCRIPTS OF ALL ACADEMIC WORK:
You are required to provide transcripts for all coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hire. If you have foreign transcripts please include copies of a U.S. evaluation and translation.
Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing this service. http://www.butte.edu/hr/job_opportunities/associate_faculty/foreign_degree_eval.html
To apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/buttecc/
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